I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Ariana Kukors Smith files suit against local, national swim organizations over sex abuse allegations

    SEATTLE – A hometown Olympian swimmer has filed a civil lawsuit against her former coach and several others, claiming negligence when they allowed her coach to allegedly sexually abuse her when she was a minor. Ariana Kukors Smith, a native of Puget Sound, is also suing USA Swimming, the national governing body of the sport, and several local swimming associations for not stopping the abuse she says stole her childhood. “During that decade he stole many things from me, including […]

  • SeaTac man arrested in 1987 double-murder, pleads not guilty in first case

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Relatives of both Jay Cook and Tanya van Cuylenborg attended Friday’s press conference in Everett announcing an arrest in a cold case spanning decades. While the victim’s families championed the tireless work of law enforcement and praised the use of this new DNA technology, today’s news was still hard to take. “How could we have known that the day instead would be so bittersweet,” said Lee Cook, mother of Jay. It’s been more than three decades […]

  • Monday’s rape, assault only the latest crime concerning Ballard businesses

    SEATTLE – Besides Monday’s violent rape in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, there has been a series of other high-profile crimes in the area – and many who live and work there say sometimes it’s hard to ignore a possible connection to the homeless crisis. But on Thursday, hundreds lined the streets without fear for the neighborhood’s 17th of May Festival. The parade was scheduled to begin around 6 p.m. and the recent crimes in the neighborhood didn’t keep many families from […]

  • Dealership employees alarmed after homeless man arrested for raping woman in bathroom

    Employees at Carter Volkswagen told Q13 News they are still reeling after a customer was violently raped on their property by a homeless man.

  • Police solve 2016 ‘killing spree’ that terrified Federal Way community

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police have solved four 2016 murders that terrified the Federal Way community and at one point prompted the police chief to tell neighbors to stay inside. Two years later, Federal Way police chief Andy Hwang said all four homicides have been solved — and the main suspect is already in prison. “Our community is much safer today with this individual in custody,” Federal Way police chief Andy Hwang said during a Tuesday morning news conference. Hwang […]

  • ‘Justice is Jenny’s’: Family of slain Tacoma child reacts to arrest in 32-year-old case

    TACOMA, Wash. – We’re hearing for the very first time from the family of Jennifer Bastian since the Tacoma Police Department arrested the young girl’s alleged killer. Bastian was 13-years-old when police say she was found murdered in Point Defiance Park 32-years ago. Investigators say her cold case was recently cracked wide open thanks to DNA evidence. “Thank you for all coming today,” said Jennifer’s mother Pattie Bastian during a Monday afternoon press conference at Tacoma Police headquarters. “And most […]

  • Town of McCleary mourns after news that remains of missing Lindsey Baum found

    Officials say the remains of Lindsey Baum, a girl missing from Grays Harbor County since 2009, have been found in eastern Washington.

  • Nurse at center of hepatitis C scare denies having virus or infecting patients at Puyallup hospital

    FIRCREST, Wash. – The nurse at the center of a hepatitis C scare in Pierce County is fighting back against allegations she infected two patients and put thousands more at risk. Cora Weberg spoke to members of the media during a press conference at an attorney’s office in Fircrest. Weberg says she’s been cooperating fully with investigators and her attorneys claim she could never have been the source of hepatitis C that infected two MultiCare Good Samaritan patients and prompted […]

  • Everett reconsidering how to handle homeless people living in vehicles

    Steven Long sued the City of Seattle back in 2016 after his truck was impounded for parking illegally, but later a King County judge ruled that his truck was a home and he should be allowed to live in it without allowing it to be towed.

  • Nurse accused of spreading hepatitis C just ‘a scapegoat,’ her lawyer says

    TACOMA, Wash. – Police arrested the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital nurse accused of stealing drugs and possibly infecting two patients with hepatitis C. The woman was arrested at the Canadian border on a pre-planned trip Thursday night and police say she could be facing two counts of second-degree assault. But the nurse’s attorney tells Q13 News that health officials can’t prove she was the one who infected two patients that sparked the hospital to urge thousands more to get tested. […]